Peter Allas was born in Chicago and raised in NYC where he acquired his love for acting. After studying at Boston U. & Fordham at Lincoln Center he burst on to the NY theatre scene as “Cliff” in “The Woolgatherer” by William Mastrosimone. Recently he received a 2010 Helen Hayes Nomination (DC Tony 's) for his performance as “Teach” in “American Buffalo” by David Mamet.His TV & film career began back in the Windy City with the recurring role of “News editor Alan Weissman”:on Michael Mann's “Crime Story”and has since performed in over 100 films and Television shows. Prominent ones include: “Perfect Strangers”, “N.Y.P.D. Blue”, “E.R.”, “Without A Trace” , “Defenseless” opposite Sam Sheppard & Barbara Hershey), “Iron Maze” with J.T. Walsh, “The Carloyne Warmus Story” with Virginia Madsen, “The Darwin Conspiracy” (UPN/Sci-Fi Network, “Spiderman 2”,”Point Pleasant”, “Daybreak” “S.W.A.T.”, End Of the Game” with Jenna Elfman. Nominated for Best supporting actor in Italy for “My Brother Jack” (opposite Freddy Rodriguez), and Lead actor in Greece for “Ithaca: A Sea Apart. He is most recognized for his Italian speaking roles as “Mario The Calzone Man” on “SEINFELD” & “Salvatore the Neapolitan Hit Man” on “THE SOPRANO”S.Diversely talented Mr. Allas is an accomplished stage director (nominated in LA for 2 John Patrick Shanley plays) and an acting & dialect teacher,who owes his training gratitude to the the late great Master director/teacher Milton Katselas.
Peter Allas (Det. Grimaldi, Cast a Deadly Spell)